DR David Scott

DR David Scott


  • Physical activity (physical activity and ageing)
  • Sarcopenia (skeletal muscle function and frailty)
  • vitamin D



  • Dr. David Scott, PhD (2010), is an exercise scientist and NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellow at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University. He also holds an Honorary appointment at the Melbourne Medical School (Western Campus) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Musculoskeletal Science. He has expertise in objective assessment of physical activity and physical performance in older adults, and imaging techniques for estimating body composition and muscle quality, and has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals related to these topics. His research focuses on clinical assessment and treatment of sarcopenia (the age-related decline in skeletal muscle quality and function), and in particular, its interactions with adiposity, physical activity and vitamin D.   


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Tasmania 2010
  • BHM (Hons), University of Tasmania 2006



Available for supervision

  • Y